Travis Hubert Petty, 84, father of IADC Executive Vice President-Government Affairs Brian Travis Petty, passed away 21 Dec in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The family requests that donations in Mr Petty’s memory be made to Boys & Girls Club of El Paso, 14900 Greg Dr., El Paso TX 79938.
Mr Petty was born in Clarksville, Texas on 31 July, 1928 to Melissia Kathleen Mauldin Petty and Joseph Hubert Petty. After attending the University of Texas at Austin, he joined in 1947 the El Paso Natural Gas Co, rising to become Chairman and CEO of its successor company, the Houston-based El Paso Co. After El Paso’s 1982 acquisition by Burlington Northern Railroad Co, Mr Petty served as vice chairman.
He is survived by his wife Berenice Wieland Petty, seven children (Brian, Paul, David, Kevin, Sean, Karen and Michael) 11 grandchildren and four great- grandchildren.
Mr Petty also chaired the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America and the Southern Gas Association. He also served on the Boards of Directors of El Paso National Bank, Texas Commerce Bank and the El Paso Electric Company.